You might be wondering what we in COCO get up to when we’re not filling screens with your favourite TV shows. If you haven’t seen a COCO production on screen recently, you’d be excused for thinking that this is our quiet time, that we’re taking the Summer months to kick back, relax and enjoy the sun while we patiently wait for the likes of First Dates and Room to Improve to return with a brand new series. In fact, it’s all kicking off in COCO. Here’s what’s happening…Read More
Last night, (May 31st, 2018) the stars of Irish TV descended upon the RDS for the 2018 IFTA Gala Television Awards. Among the hopeful attendees looking to get their hands on one of the esteemed awards were Room To Improve'sDermot Bannon, maître d' of the First Dates restaurant, Mateo, and a few of the members of Team COCO that put it all together behind the scenes. The night ended in celebration, with Room To Improve picking up the awards for best Factual programme.Read More
We're looking for a quantity surveyor (QS) to join Dermot Bannon and the Room To Improve team for the show's forthcoming twelfth series.
If you're interested in working with Ireland's favourite architect on one of the country's most-watched TV series, send a copy of your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.Read More
We're looking for Irish people around the world to send a short "Happy St. Patrick's Day" video message to be included in RTÉ One's TV coverage of the St. Patrick's Festival Parade this year.Read More
Don't Tell the Bride Ireland kicked off its eighth season this week (Monday, 13th February). And this series promises to be better than ever.
Just in case you didn’t know, Don’t Tell the Bride sees a bride (or in the case of one couple - Victor) hand total control of the wedding over to the groom. The groom has to plan everything from the hen, to the dress, from the stag to the wedding venue. He has to do it all in three weeks and for €10,000.
TAM Ireland/Nielsen have this week released the 20 most watched programmes of 2017. Six entertainment programmes featured on the list, with Room to Improve earning a place within the top 20.
IFTN's Nathan Griffin writes, “....the most impressive viewership of all must be original series and Sunday night favourite, Dermot Bannon’s ‘Room to Improve’. The show, which is in its 10th season, recorded an audience of 703,000 viewers.”Read More
The tables are set, the champagne is on ice, and the doors of the First Dates restaurant are ready to open up and welcome in a whole new set of singletons looking for love.
After two successful series, First Dates Ireland will be returning to RTÉ2 on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018.
In its new time slot – Tuesdays at 9.30pm – series three will be packed with unexpected revelations, drama and diversity. We’ll meet Marilyn Monroe fans and Mormons, surfer dudes and a male stripper. There'll be teen heartthrobs, flirty thirty-somethings and seductive seniors, everyone from student freshers to fresh faced septuagenarians.
Our dapper Croatian Maitre D’ Mateo will also welcome the restaurant’s first transsexual dater, first deaf dater and a brand new staff member in the form of charming waiter, Pete.
Sit back, take a deep breath and prepare to have your heart stolen!
The COCOtv-produced feature film, TRADERS will screen on BBC THREE on Sunday, December 24th as part of their Christmas schedule. Written and directed by Rachael Moriarty & Peter Murphy, the film has already enjoyed a long run on HBO's Cinemax channels in the US and was released nationwide in Ireland by Element Releasing in 2016.Read More
GAZE International LGBT Film Festival will bring the popular COCO-produced documentary film, The 34th back to the Light House Cinema for a special screening on Wednesday, October 18th.
Due to the film's festival successes, The 34th will be returning to The Light House cinema for a second screening for those who missed the chance to catch it the first time around, or for those who just wish to relive the Marriage Equality story once again.